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Cold Brew Coffee

Homemade Cold Brew Coffee – Make this coffeeshop favorite at home with just 2 simple ingredients. So easy and delicious!

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee

Who else has been drinking a ton of cold brew coffee this summer? I know I have! With how popular the pumpkin spice cold brew coffee I made a few years ago is, I decided to share the classic homemade cold brew coffee recipe!

The thing I love about cold brew coffee is how customizable it is.  My favorite way to serve it is with a bit of half-and-half and vanilla syrup.  It’s so good!

Homemade Cold Brew Coffee

Common Questions About Making Cold Brew Coffee

What is special about cold brew coffee?

It’s all about the acidity! So because cold brew is made just by combining coffee grounds and water and then refrigerating it, it ends up smoother and less acidic than the traditional brewing method because the grounds aren’t getting exposed to higher temperatures that lead to that acidity.

How do you make cold brew coffee?

The cold brew method is the easiest way to make coffee! To make it, simply –

  • Combine coffee grounds and water. 
  • Let sit 8-12 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Strain the grounds out and serve.

Can I put anything in cold brew coffee?

Yes! Here are some of my favorite things to add to it –

Is cold brew coffee stronger than regular coffee?

Yes, cold brew coffee is stronger than regular coffee and generally has more caffeine.

Can you use normal coffee grounds in cold brew?

You need to use course or medium grounds for cold brew.  Generally, the coffee grounds in the bag will work, just make sure that it isn’t a fine ground like a bag of coffee made for a french press.  You will have a gritty coffee.

Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

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Please note that this recipe is inspired by the drink from Starbucks and thus may not be a perfect copy. It has been lovingly created at home by a Starbucks fan for others who love the drink and want to make a one at home using simple ingredients.

Cold Brewed Coffee

Yield: 2 Servings

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee

Homemade Cold Brew Coffee - Make this coffeeshop favorite at home with just 2 simple ingredients. So easy and delicious!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 cup coarsely ground coffee
  • 4 cups water


  1. In a large mason jar or jug, combine water and coffee ground. Mix using a spoon and then cover and transfer to the refridgerator for 8-12 hours.
  2. Pour the brewed coffee through a cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter and into a clean container. Refridgerate until ready to serve.

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